Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

by John Batten PMQ has been in the news recently. Its operator, the non-profit organization, the Musketeers Foundation – supported by the Hong Kong Design Centre, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Design Institute of the Vocational Training Council – was chosen by the government to operate the site as a “creative industries landmark.” News reports focused on links that businessman Victor Lo, Chairman of Hong Kong Stock […]

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By Anthony Kilias Why should Hong Kongers care about conservation? In a city that seems beholden to the desires of property developers, it seems to be a futile concern. Besides, there are many issues seemingly of more pressing importance – take, for example, the city’s perennial housing crisis, the exploitation of foreign workers, or the fast-growing gap between the rich and the poor – that could make us want to […]

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By John Batten The ‘do not cross’ police line tape, green tarpaulin on the road, two cops standing nearby, and as I walked closer they both looked high into the sky towards the shiny building’s roofline. In my years living in Hong Kong I had never seen this scene. “Fallen from height,” is probably the official police terminology for a suicide like this. When I asked the building’s security guard […]

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